Donald Trump

Sector condemns Trump climate deal withdrawal

2 Jun 17 | By David Blackman

Professionals warns that US economy will be harmed by pull out

Big Data Institute Oxford University

Mace project secures Oxford uni's first 'outstanding' BREEAM rating

31 May 17 | By David Blackman

Data institute features 1km long passive heating and cooling air corridors

Porter Building 1

Slough office eyes 'healthiest building' status

8 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

The Porter Building is scheduled for completion by the end of September

Oslo airport expansion

Expansion makes Oslo airport 'greenest in the world'

2 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

The expansion doubles the size of the existing terminal building

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Flood in York 2015

Flooding resilience: watch the Big Debate

27 Apr 17

On 5 April industry experts debated the future of flood resilience in the UK – watch the debate here

Wavin's AquaCell used at Barton Park, Oxford

Sponsored feature on flood risk: Troubled waters

20 Dec 16 | By Andrew Brister

As the UK prepares for the next wave of winter storms, there is growing awareness of the need to improve the resilience of properties to protect against devastating floods. Andrew Brister reports on the action plan devised by the recent Bonfield Review and looks at some of the emerging solutions

Contrioversially, the plumes of the world-famous Trafalgar Square fountains have now been significantly reduced from this height to minimise water evaporation

Water features: Making a splash

20 Apr 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Technological advances mean we can now enjoy the spectacle of water without any of the misgivings about waste


Nick Cullen

The wrong targets

26 Jun 17 | By Nick Cullen

The UK is about to miss a key renewables target but there have been substantial improvements in carbon reduction

Barny Evans

Overheating, the beginning of the end?

22 Jun 17 | By Barny Evans

The days of homes overheating could be drawing to an end as low carbon design starts to become obsolete


Will energy efficiency fare any better under this government?

12 Jun 17 | By Neil Cutland

Many will be concerned by Michael Gove becoming environment secretary but Greg Clark’s reappointment at BEIS is to be welcomed

Martin Townsend

Election manifestos need quality

11 May 17 | By Martin Townsend

Quality sustainable design and construction need to be backed in party manifestos if Brexit is going to be a success

Julian Sutherland

Sustainability the right way round

2 May 17 | By Julian Sutherland

We’ve been setting standards to make buildings more sustainable as if they were ends in themselves

Jonathan Shaw

How to improve a building's EPC rating

18 Apr 17 | By Jonathan Shaw

The industry needs to be prepared for legislative changes under which some buildings would become unlawful

Mike Chaldecott

Stop, collaborate and listen

13 Apr 17 | By Mike Chaldecott

Sharing ideas around sustainability, off-site technology and other innovations could help the industry to thrive after Brexit

Barny Evans

Should energy use be increased if it boosts productivity?

28 Mar 17 | By Barny Evans

When thinking about the function of a particular building it is important to remember sometimes increasing energy use may be beneficial

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17 | By Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population